Main house (8 bedrooms)
1 master suite with king size bed and en suite bathroom, private living room with sofabed and separate shower room and large private terrace
1 double bedroom with king size bed and en suite shower room
2 double bedrooms (or twins) with king size bed and en suite shower room or en suite bathroom and an inter-connecting door
3 double bedrooms (or twins) with king size bed and en suite bath or shower room and garden access. No internal connection to the upper floor
1 double bedroom with king size bed and en suite shower room and garden access. No internal connection to the upper floor
Small kitchen next to master suite, suitable for nannies or children, with laundry facilities for staff use
Large sitting room
(Extra beds can be added to some of the larger rooms at an extra cost)
Large kitchen, where all cooking is done
Orangerie with spacious seating and fireplace
Fully stocked bar
Adjacent dining area for up to 40 guests
A multi-functional space ‘The Belvedere’ on the upper floor with breathtaking views of Mount Etna, for meetings, meditation, yoga or painting
2 separate loos
Boat house available at extra cost (2 bedrooms – Sleeps 8) located next to swimming pool
2 double bedrooms with king size bed and en suite shower rooms
Sitting room with sofa bed to sleep 2
Mezzanine with twin beds
Large private covered terrace
Swimming pool (15x7m)
Sauna and massage area
Tennis court – floodlit
2 BBQs (1 x gas)
Stone oven for bread/pizza making
Ceiling fans in all bedrooms
Sky TV and DVD
CD player with selection of CDs
2 cot beds and 2 high chairs
2 baby monitors
In the Pool House:
Fully stocked bar and fridge (payable locally)
Satellite TV with large film library
Selection of board games
Housekeeping staff (7 hours per day):
Cook – 3 meals per day (food and drink payable locally)
Maid service – daily cleaning, linen change once a week, towels twice per week
Airport welcome – you will be met at the airport, accompanied to the car-rental company and then guided to the house.
On request (payable locally):
Optional package at a set cost for all; food, shopping service, non-alcoholic drinks and house wine
Additional housekeeping or waiter service
Within 60 minutes drive you can visit; Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe, the city of Catania with the “Pescheria” – the famous fish market, Teatro Massimo Bellini, Castello Ursino and Greek-Roman theatres.
30km from the beaches of the Gulf of Catania, with countless inlets and coves for fishing and diving.
For golf lovers, the house is 60 minutes drive to the best course on the island.
Fly to Catania International Airport “Vincenzo Bellini”.
The house is 25 minutes from the airport.
Villa Palma in Sicily, is unique with its proximity to many areas of interest. Not to be missed, are; Piazza Armerina’s famous Roman mosaics, Villa del Casale in Syracusa, famous for its Greek history and Militello Val di Catania and Noto, known for their exquisite Baroque architecture.
The glorious Baroque town of Noto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors come from all over the island to marvel at the architecture which includes the stunning sand-coloured cathedral. For the culture vulture, Noto will not disappoint, it is full of unique 17th century buildings, each one more ornate and detailed than the last. At the end of May, Noto celebrates the seasons with a Fiest called “Infiorita”, flower artists show their creations of mosaics made out of petals, quite a sight! The town has a lively and buzzy vibe, with glorious restaurants and groovy bars and the night life is great.
Visit Pantalica, a spectacular limestone gorge carved out by the rivers Anapo and Calcinara, or the Vendicari Nature Reserve, a protected habitat for migratory species.
A bit further and you can enjoy Greek theatre and shopping in Taormina, or head south to the Valle dei Templi in Agrigento, another World Heritage site.
Syracuse is a 50 minute drive and is an absolute must. It has a tiny island, Ortiga, with narrow streets to explore. The historic city attracts the rich and famous, so Gin-Palace-Watching is a great attraction. There is an amazing food market every morning where you can find amazing fresh fish, sea urchins, live octopus(!) as well as fruit and vegetables. There are fabulous salamis and cheeses too.
The island is world famous for it’s food and drink, enjoy gastronomic delights in one of many fabulous restaurants or visit one of the many vineyards. And there are so many ways to explore the island; yacht, speedboat, helicopter, or a hire a 4×4 to visit Mount Etna. Sicily’s beaches are beyond measure and definitely need to be explored.
Villa Palma is the manor house on the grounds of the San Giorgio Estate. Nestled between Mount Etna and the sea in one of the most inspiring areas of Sicily, it is an area of lush gardens, hillsides, pastures and orange groves.
The house is a meticulously maintained family home, with polished–terracotta floors, soaring ceilings and gallery-quality (mid century) antique furnishings. The rooms are all traditionally and beautifully furnished with private balconies or direct access to the gardens.
The extensive gardens are designed by Sicilian landscape architect Don Ettore Paternò del Toscano and include a notable collection of palm species from around the world – a passion of the owners.
This is the place to experience a Sicilian culinary adventure. Traditional Sicilian and Mediterranean cuisine, made with organic local products coming mostly from the Villa’s garden are daily delivered. Enjoy orange blossom honey from the bee hives of San Giorgio, homemade jams, fresh bread from the stone oven, fruit, yogurt, ham, tomatoes and cheeses, including ricotta from local shepherds. Fresh herbs grown in the vegetable-garden, the Estate’s own pasta sauces and local seafood and meats. The wine list offers the best selection from the most acclaimed Italian and international vineyards and wineries. The chef at Villa Palma is outstanding, very experienced in Mediterranean, traditional Sicilian and Oriental Cuisine.
Fully staffed and with so many areas to escape or explore, this is a great house for bringing family and friends together.
You can even experience daily activities on the estate, as they press olives, prune roses, harvest citrus fruits or pick tomatoes off the vine, all educational and fun ways to experience Sicilian tradition.